Former Alabama star defensive lineman Derrick Thomas has been inducted into the SB Nation College Football Hall of Fame for his play in the 1980s and our SEC blog sums up this career most appropriately:
The only people who should have a problem with Derrick Thomas' inclusion on the list are the players who were in the opposing backfields. Thomas collected 27 sacks at Alabama -- in a single season. If the sack were an official statistic then, Thomas would hold the record. He had 52 for his career. Tackles for loss? 39 in that 1988 season and 68 in his career.
Thomas joins Dwight Freeney of Syracuse in the first class of defensive linemen inducted. He received 73 percent of in the SB Nation fan poll.